Cyclosporiasis - Statistics and Incidence Rate

Cyclosporiasis is a parasitic infection that is spread through contaminated food, water, and feces. The parasite does not live in Canada but has caused foodborne outbreaks from fresh produce imported from regions where the parasite lives.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis can include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramping

Cyclosporiasis in Niagara

  • 22 cases reported for 2015.
  • Niagara has been consistently below the province from 2006 to 2014. Both Niagara and Ontario have seen a declining incidence rate of Cyclosporiasis during this time (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Incidence rate of Cyclosporiasis by year, for Niagara region and Ontario (2006-2014).

Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care [2015], extracted April 17, 2015 by Niagara Region Public Health. Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2015].

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